KRITTER INC WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Rating: 4.89 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 18166 % Lisa M Mabry P C Beach FL 32417 USA

Mission: To rescue, raise, rehabilitate and release orphaned, injured and dis- placed wildlife and provide a sanctuary for non-releasable animals. Provide educational events throughout the local community. Teach the importance of habitat restoration and planting of native plants utilizing our greenhouse and butterfly gardens.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has been life changing for me, I have been a regular volunteer for going on 4 years now, I volunteer 2-3 days a week currently. I started out cleaning cages and learning the specific diets of local wildlife, I am now involved in medical work including physical exams, fluid injections, performing and observing surgeries, performing necropsies on various species, doing x-rays at a veterinary clinic, bandaging wounds, etc etc...The one on one hands on experience is really invaluable. I've gained experience with lots of wild animals that people rarely even see up close, including different species of owls, hawks, songbirds, mammals and reptiles! The volunteer work at this organization is very rewarding, the nurturing and releasing of animals back into the wild is nothing short of AMAZING. I cant say enough about Kritter Inc.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only change I'd make to kritter inc is to have warm water during cold months.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

From a shy, awkward kid her volunteer time has truly transpired her into a determined, self-motivating take charge individual. She has grown tremendously through her volunteer time with Kritter, Inc. We depend on her more and more everyday and I am so proud of her accomplishments. Just a few hours a week will open your eyes to a world very few people can share - come out and join us today - as for the cold water, well, more fundraising events might just deliver a hot water tank - keep the donations coming - we are reaching out on-line for a larger impact to the work we do for saving wildlife -

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a regular volunteer with Kritter, Inc and have immensley enjoyed my experiences at the sanctuary. We've been able to work with a variety of native animals, and have a successful release rate. I was able to release a screech owl that had recovered from an eye injury, and I was hooked! Being able to release an animal that was previously so badly hurt is incredibly rewarding. Kritter, Inc does a wonderful service for Bay County and I plan to continue participating with such a needed center.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've experienced personal fufillment in the raising, rehabilitation and release of native species. It is an amazing feeling to release an animal back into the wild that had been injured or orphaned.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think Kritter, Inc would benefit from more volunteers - although I understand its difficult to commit to another cause outside a full time job and family - the work Kritter does is special and would enrich anyone's life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Kerry Gunn and I am the Lake Sands District Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner servicing Bay Co FL and surrounding counties. Every month I put on a program for all adult Scout leaders and in Dec 2009 the program featured Kritter, Inc. Here is the note I input into my monthly after-roundtable newsletter:
SPECIAL Thanks to LISA MABRY and KIM EVANS of KRITTER, INC WILDLIFE SANCTUARY for their slide show, clips, and presentation featuring ‘BOON”, the Barred Owl. Some takeaways include:
- they are a 501(c)(3) non-profit company located at Hombre Golf Course
- mailing address is P.O.Box 18166, PCB, FL 32417.
- website is http://www.kritterinc.com/
- they need fish: fresh, frozen, saltwater, freshwater, it doesn’t matter.
- need volunteers to be available on call to bring animals to them when folks from the outskirts of the area call in with rescued critters.
- need financial support; all donations are accepted.
- need mealworms.
- took in about 600 critters this past year.
- big project near term is to build huge Flight Tent for Raptors, 12x12x50, cost $12K.
- if your Unit is interested in volunteering or needs service hours please call Lisa at 819-3354.

I know that they were instrumental in the GULF Oil Spill clean-up helping to save many, many animals.
They have also volunteered to support scouting where Scouts who need service hours and special projects can assist Kritter, Inc with their needs.

Thanks again to Kritter, Inc for supporting Scouting!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Lisa and Kim of Kritter, Inc were more than helpful while volunteering to teach leaders about their establishment and offering much advise on critter care and animal husbandry.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NA

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

So Many Animals, So Little Time!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I helped take care of the regular animals while the principal caretakers were involved with the oiled birds rescued from the BP oil spill, and I found the sanctuary to be well-organized, clean, and compassionale. Having someone who will take on this demanding role is a tremendous benefit to the people and the animals of a community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the animals that were rehabilitated, as well as the ones that died inspite of their efforts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the number of people who volunteer and donate. While I see no value in rehabilitating exotics like starlings and pigeons, I don't want to be the person who kills them!

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I found my snake under the dryer after three days of being loose I was devestaed and had no money for a vet. The snake was a wild caught western hognose I was keeping as a pet and had for almost a year. I took him to Florida Wildlife who then put me in contact with Kritter, Inc. She was very helpful, learned my snake must have found a rat nest in my dryer and while eating the baby rats ingested some dryer lent. She was able to remove some of the dryer lent and gave him some fluids. She was also able to save me money on mice every month for my other snakes by giving me the number of a local breeder.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

panama city, fl

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them with more funding

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer I see first hand the time, dedication and passion our Director Lisa Mabry pours into this nonprofit sanctuary. She performs the necessary tasks and treatments with a calm, deliberate and organized demeanor. She is incredibly organized, as observed when viewing the grounds or when referring to administrative duties performed.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Rewards come in the form of releases of saved and rehabilitated animals. To know that we have given an animal a second chance in their journey through life is very satisfying.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring awareness to the public and encourage community participation

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have found several distressed animals. Kritter inc wildlife sanctuary's proceedures make it easy to get the animals to them. I have witnessed the care & eventual release of many birds and animals.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working with them as a result of finding injured or stressed animals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None in the organizations proceedures.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am extremely proud to be associated with Kritter, Inc., in Panama
City Beach, Florida. The people in this organization are passionate
about caring for wildlife and are making a difference in our area. In
addition to caring for animals, they also educate the public about
the needs of wildlife.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes, Volunteers from Kritter came to my house and rescued an owl that had flow through the sceen enclosure for our pool.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide additional funding to assist with their growth and goal of providing an on site facility to educate the public.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Helping me learn about wildlife.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Good

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to write for Kritter, Inc. Wildlife Sanctuary and offer my story. I found a bird on our campus that wouldn't fly. It was a baby and I didn't want to see a cat get the little thing. I contacted Kritter, Inc. and it was no problem for me to bring that baby bird there. They accepted our baby bird with no questions, except where did he come from type questions only so they would know how to treat it. I can't tell you how kind the people where to me and to this baby bird. They took him right in and started making sure the bird wasn't dehydrated, hurt, etc. These folks do so much with so little it absolutely makes one wonder how they do it. Yes, they do small fundraisers but the the economy the way it is people can't afford to help as much as they normally would. I would love to recommend this group for a scholarship, or award. I wish I personally could fund them. I think what they do with what they have it amazing. Keep up the great work, the animals that you help are God's animals and I believe he would want us to protect them. I know your area is small Kritter, Inc. so I promise if I win the lottery you'll want no more and neither will the critters we all love so much. And thank you for taking care of the baby bird you helped me save. I had called other places before I found you and they couldn't help so I'm so glad you are there. It's hard to explain to a child why you can't help a wild critter but when my son saw me bring the bird to your place it showed him that we can care for the wildlife in our area.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the fact that they do take in wildlife. I'm sure during the BP Oil Spill these folks where involved.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more into. in the public about you being where you are. I don't often see advertising. I'm sure it's a money issue. Advertising cost and having the personnel to do it.

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